Today we liberate ourselves with a nice big glass of Ron Blanco Liberté White Rum.
First of all I’d like to say that I’m not hitting alt+e every time I need to type “Liberté” so I am not going to be using it for the rest of this review. Secondly, I drank most of the bottle and then remembered I was meant to review it, so this review will be based on one glass of the stuff.
Liberte White Rum is another of Lidl’s spirits at the slightly lower 37.5% costing £9.99 per bottle. The front label kind of contradicts itself. On the left it says “IDEAL FOR LONG DRINKS AND COCKTAILS” making me think of pina coladas or mojitos, but on the right it says “POUR INTO A LONG GLASS WITH COLA & LEMON OR LIME” leading me to believe this may not the the sophisticated drink I was led to believe. The back label gives Lidl’s usual disastrous recipe ideas, featuring a Cuba Libre requiring lemon juice which is never used in the guide, and a Daiquiri which uses lemon juice rather than lime. I’m beginning to think these drink recipes are written by some guy called Bob who works at the bottling factory. Bob is by no means a smart man, but he’s the only person in the entire factory who drinks and so everybody flocks to him for guidance. Never having drank anything other than pitchers of lager, Bob tries desperately to remember what he’s seen barmen pouring into cocktails at bars. As nobody else in the factory drinks, they have no reason to doubt Bob’s cocktail guides and print them on the bottle without question.
Being a rum, Liberte is slightly more pleasant smelling than cheap vodka with a sweeter aroma. It has a smell which resembles Drumstick Lollies blended with Toilet Duck. If you do buy this drink I recommend not sniffing it more than two or three times as it begins to burn your trachea. As for the taste, Liberte is pretty good. At just under £10 I was expecting this to taste much more like a cheap chemical tasting vodka but it really is quite a drinkable drink. Being a light booze, Liberte can go down fast and is highly suited for those nights where the only purpose is getting drunk. Add Liberte into a few heavily poured cocktails and you’ll be drunk before you know it.
Liberte is a pretty good tasting white rum at a very low price. I’ll definitely be picking up more of this as it a great cheap spirit and also works well for making more tasteful drinks. I’m going to look into leaving this to steep inside a coconut for a while and making some coconut rum, but that’s for another time.
Booze Review rating: 8/10 deliciouses